The Front Row, 1/10/2008

The 5 Browns
Got talent? The incredibly talented and unique family of pianists known as The 5 Browns visit their former home-town of Houston and the KUHF studios! We also hear about the Houston Symphony's newly commisioned piece for trombone, and the Menil Collection offers "Video Now: Artists Working in the Spirit of Bruce Naumann."

Dean Dalton gets the scoop on Solstice for Trombone & Orchestra, composed by University of North Texas Professor Cindy McTee and commissioned by the Houston Symphony for Principal Trombonist Allen Barnhill.  It's the centerpiece on a program that also includes Mozart and Haydn symphonies.  Performances tonight & Saturday, 8 pm, and Sunday, 2:30pm, at Jones Hall.   Listen  Download

The 5 Browns are Desirae, Deondra, Gregory, Melody and Ryan, all Juilliard-trained pianists . . . and brothers and sisters!  They chat with Catherine Lu about the art of performing together and their latest CD, Browns in Blue.  Don't miss The 5 Browns in concert this Friday, 8 pm, at Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing ArtsListen  Download

This weekend will be the last chance to see A Rose Has No Teeth: Bruce Naumann in the 1960s at the Menil Collection.  A special free outdoor screening of Naumann-inspired films & vidoes will be featured this Saturday, 8pm, on the Menil lawn.  Menil Curator Franklin Sirmans & Aurora Picture Show's Andrea Grover chat with Bob Stevenson about the ideas & techniques in these works.   Listen  Download  *Extended Interview*

Bio photo of Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Content Producer & Announcer

Catherine Lu joined KUHF in October 2004. Since then, she has been hosting the Classical 91.7's Afternoon Concert and sharing her favorite music with listeners...